I'm not sure whether this is a valid (per spec) url or not, but this url


Doesn't work in stackoverflow. It doesn't get made into a link when you view the post. Notice the quotation mark? That appears to be the problem.

Here is a test. This is the page it should link to.


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It's that double-quote (") in the URL. The parser is expecting another one because it would be used as the TITLE part of the link.

It's not intuitive, but you'll have to encode that double-quote as:


So your above link would be like this:


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    That edit was obviously just an excuse to post that certain edit summary.
    – random
    Commented Sep 13, 2009 at 3:38

As of recently, when entering a link via the button (or Ctrl-L), the characters will automatically be escaped.

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